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Perfect Hair You Say?

Living Proof Nightcap Protector

I teased recently on Instagram about a game-changing hair serum from Living Proof. You know, the Jennifer Anniston-backed hair line brought to you by MIT scientists? It’s called Perfect Hair Day (they got the official ® up in there, too) Night Cap Protector. They lured me with ‘perfect’ and now I’m 100% on board with everything in this bottle. Because these guys are scientists, there’s some of that going on. It’s not your ordinary silicone-laced serum. Nope. There’s a patented molecule and amino acid blend that seals the hair cuticle, making strands shiny and strong for days. Supposedly, one use provides up to five shampoos worth of great hair but I can’t resist using this just about every day. And I break rules, I guess, because I use it in the morning to revive yesterday’s hair. OK, and I like it so much that I also use one pump at night on damp hair and then let the my hair air dry. There have been many great hair days lately but I won’t jinx it by using the ‘p’ word.

It’s been three months since Ray Civello gave me the bob of all bobs. The chop was momentous for a few reasons. One, it was RAY CIVELLO. Total boss. I also sat in his chair in the days following one of the biggest whirlwinds in life I’ve experienced. The closing of a really big chapter. I let myself be open to whatever magic he wanted to work with his shears. Naturally, a haircut symbolizes new beginnings. Though, I’ve long since abandoned the notion of hair attachment. It always grows back. You can only hope that you do along the way as well.

And, when you find a miracle product that helps you transition from sassy bob to fierce lob without the awkward phase, keep it close.

The Chop is In For 2015

Civello Salon Haircut

Every year has a hair do. I think 2015 is going to be all about the chop.  The meaning of ‘chop’ will be subjective, of course, but, mark my words: you will have less hair next year than you do in 2014. I started my own chop this summer. Slowly but surely, I’ve been trimming. My threshold for it not being too short was still being able to throw it up in a bun. All that changed after what is arguably the best haircut I ever had at the hands (and shears) of Ray Civello. I’m full-on chopped and loving it.

Ray is the founder of Civello Salon, born in Toronto and now in Chicago with River North, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations. Civello chose Chicago as its entry into the U.S. We’re so fresh, guys.

My experience was thoroughly enjoyable. I mean, it’s not every day a PRESIDENT cuts your hair. Though, his approach and technique is passed down to his stylists. Each appointment begins with a consultation and analysis so the stylist can really assess your face and specific style. Ray noticed my lob was a little longer in the back and, he said, for my face shape it should be the opposite. The experience was personal and pampering. Tea, essential oil scalp massage and even a treatment with Aveda Hand Relief while my hair was getting washed. I’ll totally be back. If only I could book Ray on the regular!

Comfort Me Boutique

I also left the salon armed with one of the best styling tips for short hair. To give some piecey texture, Ray sprayed hairspray into his hands, rubbed them together a bit and then massaged it into my ends. It was a light bulb in the head moment and I’ve been working that one on the daily.

Happy New Year (and new hair) to you all!